Check out the 10 things homeowners could do to cost effectively reduce their electricity bills.
SAVING ENERGY ISN’T JUST ABOUT HELPING YOU TO SAVE ELECTRICITY OR BE MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT, IT IS ALSO A GREAT WAY TO SAVE MONEY.
1. Choose Energy-saving Lighting
An easy way to save energy and make your premises more efficient is by choosing LED lighting. In general, LED lights consumes 70-90% less energy than a standard incandescent or compact fluorescent lamp.
2. Choose the right temperature
Air conditioning is one of the largest users of energy within commercial premises; by simply increasing your thermostat by a couple of degrees could significantly reduce your electricity consumption.
3. Maintain your equipment
IT equipment and Servers generate excessive amounts of heat which needs to be dissipated, by introducing a demand-controlled ventilation system you may significantly reduce cooling costs.
4. Energy Audits
Conduct regular Energy Audits; by monitoring and controlling where or what is consuming electricity within the building, you can help reduce your electricity bill.
5. Use energy star rated equipment
In general, old equipment consumes more power than modern technology. Replacing equipment, in particular old air conditioning units to a more energy-efficient option could provide significant savings.
6. Use airflow to your advantage
During the summer period, use natural airflow and shade to reduce ambient temperature rather than air conditioning.
7. Educate and inform
Educate your staff on the importance of energy conservation, monitor any changes you make and share the results.
8. Switch off and save energy
Turn off non-essential IT and other equipment at night, why pay for electricity you do not need to use?